As a national UN Volunteer serving with a United Nations entity, you will make a positive impact on your homeland, while working alongside people from around the world, including international volunteers and other United Nations professionals. As a citizen, you can share your knowledge of local languages and culture and bring an insider’s understanding of social and economic conditions.
National UN Volunteers are invaluable assets to the work of the United Nations, particularly at the community level where they usher in greater ownership of programmes and projects. Join us now and help your country move faster towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
What exactly does a national UN Volunteer do?
- Strengthening the capacities of local communities, so they can participate effectively in development activities and gain access to government services;
- Fostering social inclusion and the empowerment of marginalized communities and persons;
- Encouraging national and local volunteer initiatives; and
- Promoting sustainability and local ownership of development and peacebuilding activities.